32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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32 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  31​h
1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
train:  4​h
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Himeji
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Kyoto
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
5
Kamakura
— 2 nights
train + bus:  1​h
6
Hakone-machi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Matsumoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Nikko
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  32​h
End: Santiago

7
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tokyo National Museum and National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Senso-ji Temple and The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin). Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Tokyo Disneyland (in Urayasu) and Ghibli Museum (in Mitaka). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, and shop like a local with Ginza.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary planner .

Santiago, Chile to Tokyo is an approximately 31-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Tokyo is 13 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Tokyo Disneyland
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get some cultural insight at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Appreciate the collections at Hiroshima Museum of Art and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Shakushi no Ie, Miyajima, & more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Hiroshima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

2
nights
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): make a trip to Otemae Street, take in nature's colorful creations at Kokoen Garden, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hachinomiya Temma Shrine.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Himeji online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

6
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Nijo-jo Castle and Sanjusangendo Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Osaka Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Todaiji Temple Cultural Center) and Museum of Oriental Ceramics (in Osaka). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Heian Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Katsura Imperial Villa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in an hour. Another option is to drive. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kamakura.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

2
nights
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
On the 6th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Sunshodo. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Memorial Warships Mikasa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kencho-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokeiji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple).

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Take a train from Kyoto to Kamakura in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Kyoto in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kamakura: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Memorial Warships Mikasa
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Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Engaku-ji Temple ©
Engaku-ji Temple

5
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Popular historic sites such as Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba and Odawara Castle are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and Atami Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Hakone-machi side-trips: Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Oishi Park & Lake Kawaguchiko), Mishima Taisha Shrine (in Mishima) and Kiunkaku (in Atami). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, admire the masterpieces at Pola Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip planner .

Getting from Kamakura to Hakone-machi by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Atami, Mount Fuji, Odawara Castle, Mishima Taisha
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

2
nights
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Yohashira Shrine.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Matsumoto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Matsumoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in July: highs in Matsumoto hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Matsumoto City Museum of Art ©
Matsumoto City Museum of Art
Kaichi Gakko Primary School ©
Kaichi Gakko Primary School

2
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
On the 15th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, and then take in the views from Shinkyo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Oya Stone Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nikko National Park, then steep yourself in history at Nikko Futarasan Jinja Shrine, and finally steep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nikko day trip planner.

Getting from Matsumoto to Nikko by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Nikko can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nikko

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Oya Stone Museum
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Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park

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